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Restylane Restylane is made of hyaluronic acid that is naturally found in our body's tissue.  When a patient receives an injection of Restylane, it simulates the body's own production of this substance to plump up and add volume to the injected area.  Like collagen, over time, the production of this substance decreases, causing lines and wrinkles. 

Restylane is extremely successful at treating:

  • Fine lines around the eyes, mouth, and lips
  • Lip Wrinkles
  • Crow's Feet
  • Deep Scarring
  • Lower Eyelid Wrinkles
  • Smile Lines
**Restylane is often a preferred dermal filler for lip augmentation.  It can add volume to the lips as an alternative to alloderm implants.

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Time Required for Restylane:
Restylane treatments are very quick and usually only take about 30 minutes to perform, depending on the amount being administered.

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Is Restylane an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
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What are the Side Effects of Restylane?
Side effects of Restylane are rare but are similar to the side effects of any dermal filler.  They include redness at the injection site, temporary numbness, bruising, and swelling.
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How Long do Restylane results last?
As with other fillers, Restylane results are immediate and usually last around 6-8, or up to 12 months at the most.  Usually, the results of your Restylane treatment will depend on your age or the severity of your wrinkles in the area being treated. 

Patients who receive Restylane for lip augmentation will often notice that they have to receive follow up treatments more often than those who use Restylane for wrinkles on the face.

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What is the recovery time for Restylane?
There is no downtime associated with Restylane. Any bruising can be covered with makeup and should subside within 3-7 days.
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Will my insurance company cover Restylane?
Due to the cosmetic nature of Restylane, it is not covered by insurance.
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Is there much discomfort for Restylane?
During treatment, a slight prick or sting is normally felt.  By the second treatment, most patients become accustomed to the feeling and experience little if any discomfort.

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What types of anesthesia is necessary for Restylane?
Anesthesia is not necessary with Restylane, however, some patients may opt for a topical numbing cream to rubbed on the injection site before treatment.

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What else can I combine Restylane with?
Commonly combined with Botox for enhanced results. Photofacial or Thermage maybe also complement the treatment.
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What else is Restylane referred to as?
Injectable, Filler, Lip filler, Lip Augmentation, Wrinkle Removal, Facial Rejuvenation, Restalyne (common misspelling)

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